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Devon farmer who kept animals in ‘appalling’ conditions sentenced

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a 16-week suspended prison sentence, fined £6,970 and banned from keeping animals for 10 years. … Continue reading

Smallholder guilty of breaching life ban on keeping animals

A Somerset smallholder has been given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for breaching his life ban from keeping animals. Martin Veysey, 63, of Bridgwater, Somerset, pleaded guilty to six charges … Continue reading

Jail for farmer who ignored animal welfare advice

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a custodial prison sentence and banned from keeping cows and sheep. William Douglas Dolley, of … Continue reading

Ban for Devon smallholders who neglected their animals

A couple who ran a small holding in Bradworthy where horses, cattle and pigs were kept in squalid conditions and regularly denied access to fresh water and feed have been … Continue reading

African swine fever identified in wild boar in Belgium

African swine fever has been identified in some wild boar in Belgium. Information about the disease – including the GB Disease Control Strategy which will underpin the government response if … Continue reading

Devon farmer found guilty of animal welfare offences

A Devon farmer found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal has been given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £6,307. At Exeter Magistrates Court on Wednesday … Continue reading


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